The West End's longest-running musical, Les Misérables has been enjoyed by over 70 million people in 42 countries and in 22 languages around the globe and is still breaking box-office records as it passes its 30th year in London. The original production, which features direction by John Caird and Trevor Nunn, will continue to run at the Sondheim Theatre (formerly known as the Queen's Theatre), having transferred from the Palace Theatre in April 2004.
Featuring a stunning score by Boublil and Schönberg, Cameron Mackintosh's original production opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on 8th October 1985 (beginning previews on 28th September), where it went on to become a musical theatre phenomenon. It opened at the Palace Theatre on 4th December, and transferred to its current home at the Queen's Theatre on 3rd April 2004. Fans of the show continue to revisit this dazzling original that includes hit songs such as “I Dreamed a Dream”, “Do You Hear the People Sing?”, “Bring Him Home” and “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables”.
Adapted from the original epic novel by Victor Hugo, the musical is set against the backdrop of 19th-century France and tells a powerful and moving story of unrequited love, sacrifice, passion, redemption and revolutionary spirit.
The Les Misérables musical has won a multitude of awards around the globe, and was recently honoured with the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Audience Olivier Award. It has ran on Broadway in three separate productions, and has enjoyed numerous UK tours. An Academy Award-nominated film adaptation of the show was released in cinemas in 2012 starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, and has continued to broaden the appeal of the show.
Don't miss your chance to see this spectacular original production, and one of the West End's most exciting and powerful musicals.
Book your Les Misérables tickets, returning to the Sondheim Theatre in 2019.
The Original Production ran at the the Queen’s Theatre until 13th July when it closed for refurbishment. The All-Star Staged Concert ran at the Gielgud Theatre 10 August – 30 November. The new production of Les Miserables reopened at the newly named Sondheim Theatre on 18 December.